PureGear Presents – Downtown Art Mart: Round 2
This past August we made our debut at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. We took over 200 pictures in our Photo Pod, sold our cases at 50% off and gave away $1,000 to the winner of our design competition. We had such a great time, we’re doing it again!
Tomorrow night, Thursday, December 12, we’re taking over the LA Art Mart for an evening of all things art and design. Stop by to take a picture in our Photo Pod, pick up a Retro Game Case or two at 50% off (they make great gifts and were featured in Rachael Ray’s Holiday Gift Guide) and stick around to see who wins the PureGear Design Competition and $1,000.
In addition to plenty of PureGear products, we will also display the PureGear-inspired artwork of five Los Angeles artists. Going off the theme “Making a Case for Life … Art + Technology + Lifestyle,” these artists were each given a bag of PureGear items and told to bring the theme to life in a unique design.
As a creative incentive, the artist with the winning design will receive $1,000, and one lucky fan that helps us pick the winning artist online will receive a limited edition Retro Game Case.
Get to know the artists, what inspires them and a little about their work. Then help us choose the winner by visiting Facebook and Instagram and liking and commenting on your favorite design.
Andrew Kahn is a graphic designer who qualifies his primary style as “nostalgic romance”. He has worked with bands such as One Soul Motion creating concert posters, logos and social media.
Painter Alexander Smith is inspired by Asian culture, typography, early cartoons, sports history, entertainment design, motor sports, and manufacturing techniques. His vast interests allow him to create art in many different styles and incorporate various themes into his paintings. Alexander truly believes Dreams Create Dreams (DCD), and he is conscious everyday about his goal of becoming a better person and a better artist.
Writer and filmmaker Gavin Hignight is the author of the novel The Freak Table. He’s also written the graphic novel Motor City and the webcomic The Concrete World as well as the animated TV series Iron Man: Armored Adventures. He’s currently a writer on the Nickelodeon animated TV series’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Denver native, now based in Los Angeles, has worked in front of and behind the camera for over a decade, and he finds a much-needed escapism in forging the written word with photography and design.
Judy Oliva is an illustrator and designer based in Los Angeles. She studied Illustration at Otis College of Art and Design, and she finds inspiration in Mid-Century Design and Architecture. When Judy is not illustrating or designing, she practices her Ukulele and obsessively collects kitschy knit-knacks to fill her studio.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Rosa never imagined that a career in art would be an option. It was her deep intrinsic appreciation for the visual arts that inspired her to pursue a career as a studio artist. It is her ambition to create paintings and sculptures that can stimulate a person’s soul in a way no other media can. She hopes that her work might awaken in others the same passion for the arts that was once dormant in herself.
PureGear Presents - Downtown Art Mart
514 S. Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90013
December 12, 2013
Can’t make it to the event? Follow #puregearartwalk Thursday night for live Instagram posts.